trip report by site editor Rick McCharles
Estero Nilfe > Camping Chinay picnic area
Good morning. 🙂
I went for a wander in my crocs.
We could see steam venting from Villarrica.
I left a Summit Stone in the Valley of Fire.
Starting up again we soon got our first view of the biggest volcano, Lanin.
The 3 Amigos were loving this.
Interesting mixed terrain today.
Pedro is a big guy – about 100kg. But he was still heavily loaded.
This was the first overnight hike for the two Brazilian guys.
I love weird volcanic geology.
More Monkey Puzzle.
One of my favourite photos from the trip.
These are the most impressive flowers up here.
Once again we saw no wildlife aside from hares. The lizards are entertaining, however.
When we finally reached the first bigger creek on our trip, I decided to soak my feet.
Pedro took the plunge.
Big trees. Good water. We considered camping here.
Instead we walked on to a mostly disused road eventually catching a short ride.
In the end we set up at an old picnic site at (currently closed) Camping Chinay.
A hiker from France joined us in trying to finish our 3 litres of wine. 🙂